Regardless of age, many patients suffer from acne. Over 85% of adolescents and young adults are afflicted by acne and to no surprise, it is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. Acne occurs when there is an overabundance of natural bacteria Propionibacterium acnes present in the skin. Inflammation is caused when the bacteria blocks follicles - the blockage moves into the dermis which results in red pumps, pustules and nodules. Treatment may include oral and topical medications, laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing and chemical peels.Request a Consultation
John W. Decorato, M.D. began his private practice in Plastic Surgery in 1993. He completed residency training in Plastic Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Decorato is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons to perform aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Decorato is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
For the convenience and privacy of his patients, Dr. Decorato offers an ambulatory surgery center on Staten Island. He is also affiliated with several New York area hospitals, including Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center
Your choice of plastic surgeons is essential to a successful and gratifying result. This decision should be based upon the development of a comfortable professional relationship with your surgeon. Dr. Decorato believes that a well-informed patient, who can actively participate in the discussion about the desired procedure, is a fundamental element of a successful outcome.
Please review the information provided in this website regarding plastic surgery treatments you may find beneficial. Dr. Decorato is available to answer your questions about specific procedures by e-mail or a personalized consultation.